Paula has taught dance, somatic movement studies, composition and improvisation for the past 40 years. She weaves her knowledge of concert dance with Laban Movement Analysis, somatic and embodiment practices, Authentic Movement and improvisational strategies drawn for her years of collaboration with artists in many disciplines. Of her work with students, Paula says, "At the core of my teaching is a passion for movement that springs from an unpredictable, limitless aliveness in the body. Being in the body means experiencing it in a bloodful, breathing way that is transformative and improvisational - diving into the deep waters of the body and all its wild possibility"

Paula and her company offer a wide range of educational opportunities for deepening performance skills and bodily experience. In addition to classes and creating new work with students, we offer discussions, post-performance conversation, and opportunities for community engagement.Please look at the listing of classes and workshops and contact us to develop a residency program that suit's your program's needs and your specific goals for your students.

"What a pleasure to have you here teaching classes and performing. Your thoughtful and insightful exercises have moved our students to think differently about their practices of taking class and making movement. It is wonderful for them to see your work and performance - another way of processing what they've experienced in class. I love that your age and experience are an asset in this youth-obsessed dance world. Thank you again."
Micki Taylor-Pinney, Director of Dance, Boston University

"I wanted to thank you so very much for the wonderful experiences you had offered us this past week. I learned more about myself, different ways my body can move, intriguing choreographic tools, and so much more. This residency with you could not have come at a better time in my life as a graduating senior figuring out what I love about dance and how I want to continue dancing prior to graduation. You are so inspiring and I hope to have the opportunity to work with you again in the future."
Lauren Flammia, Roger Williams University

  • You probably don't remember me, but I was in your movement class for Opera Singers when you taught at Boston University. I have to tell you that I have used all of the exercises and movements that you taught us during that short time. They have been used all of my life. I have used them personally, in my teaching of private voice students and students in the public school systems. Believe me when I say, that you were a real inspiration, even if those conservative opera students couldn't see past doing the waltz! You are a truly gifted educator, and you touched my life. Thank you.....a million times.
    Dan Moore, Music Director and Voice Teacher

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